The great thing about camping is that anyone can do it. As long as you have a camping site nearby and a sense of adventure, you could conceivably go camping at any time of year. But if you are new to camping, then you should take the time to be as prepared as possible because anything can happen in the wild. With a little bit of extra effort you will ensure that you have the best time possible while making certain your friends and family are safe.
Camping will only be as fun as the tent you bring with you. While you don’t have to go overboard on spending for good tents, you will find that you usually get what you pay for. Considering your tent will be your main shelter and storage hub, it may be one area you don’t want to skimp. Keep in mind that most commercial tents are smaller than advertised, so that means if you are camping with two people your best bet would be to go with a 4-person tent to allow you enough comfortable room.
Always ensure that you have ample supplies for food and water without allowing for waste. It might be difficult to estimate exactly how much food you will need, but over time you will get a better idea of how much you will consume. Remember to bring a good cooler that is filled with ice to keep your supplies cool. After all, you could bring as much meat as you want, but it will all be useless if it goes bad. You can even take time to freeze everything beforehand if you’re going on a longer trip. Remember that food safety is just as important in the wild as it would be in your home kitchen. With your shelter and food taken care of, that pretty much covers the basics of camping. In time you will surely find your own favourite way of enjoying the outdoors that keeps you safe and coming back for more.